Morata: Ronaldo's Real Madrid Exit Not About Teammates

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Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to swap Real Madrid for Juventus is unlikely to have had anything to do with any supposed dressing-room unrest, according to Alvaro Morata.

The Portugal superstar was quick to speak in glowing terms about Juve after completing his €100million move, describing the club as "different" and suggesting "everyone is very friendly, the fans too, like a family".

Many took that to be a dig at the way things had been at the Santiago Bernabeu, believing the 33-year-old may have grown unhappy at Madrid.

 

While his relationship with president Florentino Perez and some others at the club had come under scrutiny, Ronaldo's former team-mate Morata does not believe the ex-Manchester United star was referencing any issues with the Madrid players.

"There are different ways of speaking about Madrid. I think with 'family', it wasn't referring to the dressing room," the Chelsea striker told Cadena Ser.

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"I think he left Madrid not because he didn't get on well with his team-mates or because there wasn't a good atmosphere, because anyone who saw the rondos at Madrid [saw] it was like that all day.

"But he will have his things, which I'm not getting into. One day, maybe he'll tell the story."

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Seeking to change the subject from what may have triggered Ronaldo's switch, Morata added jokingly: "Did you mean Florentino? We're running out of time..."

Ronaldo is yet to open his Serie A account after three appearances for reigning champions Juve.